Rainbow Snippets is a Facebook group for LGBTQ+ authors, readers, and bloggers to gather once a week and share six sentences from a work of fiction–a WIP or a finished work or even a 6-sentence book recommendation.
I’ll be sharing snippets from In Pain and Blood. Still starring Tracker in parts. The rewrite is a little lighter on the romance side (that happens in the sequel), but it’s still Dylan’s bi-awakening.
This week’s snippet follows on from last week’s where Tracker draws closer to the smell of burnt wood.
People lay scattered about the wagon. Armed and not. It was hard to determine whether the weapons were wielded by friend or foe. Perhaps both.
A part of him had hoped it to be an illusion, the skill the girl had been so good at that the tower overseers had wanted to send a child into war. She couldn’t fool him, nor any other of the King’s Hounds, but it didn’t stop the wistful longing. He had promised to keep her safe, to do what her guardian had risked imprisonment for.
But the fact that he—a King’s Hound, immune to magic—saw the aftermath of the chaos, only meant it was real.
And he had put her here.
Tracker will be back next week with more from In Pain and Blood. In the meantime, check out these other snippets.